Thursday 21st August 2014 – 12.25pm – Chris Kowalik.
For the third year running, Shrewsbury’s volunteer Community First Responders have received a generous donation from the town’s darts league.
Throughout the year, the Shrewsbury & District Darts League fundraised at matches culminating in their finals night on Monday, 18th August at Harlescott Sports and Social Centre.
It was there that they presented the CFRs with a cheque for £1,360.
CFR co-ordinator Rob Lambie said: “This is the third year in which they have made a donation. The money is always put to good use. The darts league like how we always update them on our work, how the money is spent and give demonstrations of the equipment we use. This latest donation will go on new equipment for our responders.
“Once again, we thank them for their generosity.”
Pictured left to right: Nick Freeman (Shrewsbury CFRs Treasurer), Dave Evans (Shrewsbury & District Darts League General Secretary) and Rob Lambie (Shrewsbury CFR Co-ordinator).
Community First Responders are volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard. They could be called upon by the ambulance service’s control room to attend a medical emergency in their area while a blue-light emergency vehicle is en-route.
There are ten active Community First Responders within the Shrewsbury CFR scheme covering the county town and its surrounding villages.
For more information about becoming a Community First Responder, contact the Community Response Department on 01384 215855 or visit www.wmas.nhs.uk